“Ideas to Try” is now searchable — TRY it!!

Check out the Ideas to Try page! It now has search functionality, so it's even easier to get great ideas for lesson plans, private teaching or independent studies of your own. Want to explore movement in relation to a piano piece by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze? It's there. Need a song and teaching ideas for a class of children? You'll find it! Looking [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:39-05:00September 11, 2015|Classes, Dance, Music|0 Comments

Unfortunate Pseudoscience: Part II

BrainGym® - Success without Science! Sorry, believers. I apologize in advance, because I know that people who are sold on BrainGym® can become quite upset when it’s criticized. After all, it works! And there’s research! But what is really working? We don’t know, because there is no peer-reviewed scientific research supporting the theories. Founder Paul [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:43-05:00October 26, 2013|Musings|0 Comments

Unfortunate Pseudoscience – Part I

It’s bad enough when silly ideas are made marketable. It’s worse when smart people buy into them. And it’s worst of all when many, many people buy into them. Years ago, a teacher observed one of my classes and remarked enthusiastically that I’d had my students “cross the midline.” When she explained that moving a [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:44-05:00September 24, 2013|Classes, Musings|0 Comments

Weekend Workshops at Eastman School of Music – this weekend!

Dalcroze Eurhythmics Sessions with Monica Dale Friday, Feb. 1st, 2013 3:30-5:30 - Eurhythmics Workshop open to all ESM collegiate students. Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2013 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Open to Eastman Community School of Music middle school students and their teachers. 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Session for ECSM Jazz Ensemble and Theory I classes. 12:45-2:15 p.m. - Workshop [...]

By |2013-01-28T17:15:10-05:00January 28, 2013|Classes, Special Sessions|0 Comments

Summer Institute for J-D Education – new location in Philadelphia

The 2013 Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education will take place at the historic University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Classes will be held in the beautiful Perelman Quadrangle where there is plenty of room for movement. Comfortable studio housing, flexible meal plans, and covered parking are all part of our new program. Week one begins on July 22, [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:45-05:00January 13, 2013|Classes, Summer Classes|0 Comments